You may notice that I write a lot about films based on novels, etc. That is simply because I love to read and I think that movies are a wonderful way to translate the written word. Sometimes it gets it right sometimes it is wrong but since I love both media I like the sincere efforts that are taken on its behalf.
That being said I have another great set of films to reflect on. This time they are based on the work of English writer Nick Hornby. What inspires this you may ask … well I am currently reading one of his books 31 Songs which I am immensely enjoying. During the reading I flipped to the back cover and took note of the four novels listed, I knew of three of the four movie adaptations. I have heard great things about Fever Pitch (starring Colin Firth no less) but have not seen but it is in the Netflix queue. The other two High Fidelity and About a Boy are a couple of my favorite films in recent years. In turn I am now motivated to read these two novels in due time.
Another literature/movie tie-in?
Nick Hornby has lent his writing skills to the film An Education, which is on my “must see” list for the Fall/Winter 2009 season.